India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Will Stick to my Captaincy Style, Says Rohit Sharma
New Delhi: With Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma will captain the side against Sri Lanka in the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and T20Is. On the eve of the first ODI at Dharamshala, Rohit has said that he won’t change his captaincy style. The 30-year-old has led Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians to three title wins and is looking forward to sticking to his captaincy style.
“I don’t need to change anything. I just need to carry from where we left as a team and yes IPL and international cricket is completely different — the pressure and mindset of the players is absolutely different. I myself will not change much. I will try to be at the present and make those changes when necessary,” Rohit said.
Rohit reflecting back on his successful return to Test cricket said he was ready for an opportunity and is now happy about his performances.
“It was important to be ready for an opportunity because in the last few years, the combinations that we were playing with allowed the captain to go with five bowlers at times. So it was important to be ready and I wanted to prepare myself in a manner that I can get a game anytime. I am happy the way the Test went in Nagpur. I want to continue and don’t want to put pressure on myself and enjoy the game,” he said.
Ahead of the ODI series, Rohit said the team will concentrate on basic things to achieve the results. Apart from it, the stand-in captain is aware of the challenge his team will face.
“We will be put to different situations and it will be important how we react to those. In Sri Lanka, we were put under pressure in few situations and we came out it really well, we showed a lot of character,” he added.